March 1, 1943

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Perhaps I can answer this verbally. The question implies that one programme is being slowed down to release manpower for another programme. That is not the case. Certain programmes are being slowed down, for the reason that initial equipment has been provided and the demands are less than formerly. Each programme is being dealt with separately from any other programme. Therefore the answer is:

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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R.C.A.F.-NON-FLYING LIST COMMISSIONS

LIB

Mr. HOBLITZELL:

Liberal

1. How many categories of non-flying list commissions are there in the Royal Canadian Air Force?

2. What are these categories?

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LIB

Mr. POWER: (Associate Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Air; Minister of National Defence for Air and Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Twenty-three.

2. Accountant Officer, Administrative Officer, Aeronautical Engineer, Armament Officer, Chaplain Officer, Educational Officer, Equipment Officer, Provost and Security Service Officer, Marine Craft Officer, Medical Officer, Non-pilot Air Navigation Instructor, Nursing Sister, Photographic Officer, Signals Officer, Works and Buildings Officer, Link Trainer Instructor, Regional Control Officer, Aerodrome Control Officer, Intelligence Officer, Radio Officer, P.T. and Drill Officer, Equipment Messing Officer, Auxiliary Services Officer.

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IMMIGRANTS FROM EUROPE SINCE 1938

LIB

Mr. WINKLER:

Liberal

1. How many Europeans who were residents in or citizens of any of the following countries, namely, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria or Poland, have been admitted to Canada since January 1, 1938, as immigrants?

2. What were their respective races?

3. What were their respective religions?

4. What were their sexes?

5. How many of them were over twenty-one years of age?

6. How many of them were under such age?

Questions

Topic:   IMMIGRANTS FROM EUROPE SINCE 1938
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

*1 and 2. Immigration to Canada, from April 1, 1937, to March 31, 1942, showing German, Czechoslovakian, Austrian and Polish nationality by racial origin:

Nationality

Czecho-

Racial origin German Slovakian Austrian Polish TotalsAlbanian

Bohemian

Croatian

Czech

Dutch

French

German 334 3 578 1 1 671 415 1 59 8 3 6 9 90 332 724 3 341 12 669 2 1Hebrew Italian 1 201 158Jugoslav

Magyar

Moravian 201 146 63 q 5 .... Norwegian

Polish .... 1 1,476 332 4,498 2,661Russian

Ruthenian 8 401 2,656 1 321 Slovak Swiss .... .... .... 1Totals 5,483 72 7,057 13,7393. No statistics are kept of the religious persuasion of immigrants.

4, 5 and 6. The following gives the sexes of persons of German, Czechoslovakian, Austrian-and Polish citizenship. Information is not available as to the number twenty-one years of age or over but the number under eighteen is shown:

(April 1, 1937, to March 31, 1942)

Adult Adult Children underMales Females EighteenGerman 457 284Czechoslovakian 1,839 2,379Austrian 31 28Polish 2,296 3,482Totals 4,623 6,173

While not an exact answer, is the nearest possible from immigration statistics.

INTERNMENTS-CAMILLIEN HOTJDE Mr. LACOMBE:

1. Has the Minister of Justice ordered under certain circumstances, the liberation of any individuals detained under the defence of Canada regulations in internment camps or common jails, without such persons having presented a petition to an advisory committee competent to deal with such requests?

2. If so, who were the persons so liberated?

3. What is the maximum penalty under the defence of Canada regulations, which may be imposed by the tribunals having jurisdiction in such cases?

4. How many years and months has Mr. Camillien Houde, former mayor of Montreal, and member of the legislature of Quebec, been interned under the defence of Canada regulations?

5. Does the period of internment of Mr. Houde conform with the terms fixed by the regulations for the defence of Canada?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Not.since December, 1940. Prior to that date there were seven cases in which the Minister of Justice made an order for release, in urgent circumstances, before an objection to detention was made to an advisory committee.

2. It is not considered to be in the public interest to disclose the names of the seven persons referred to in the answer to question 1.

3. Under regulation 63 of the Defence of Canada regulations, every person who has contravened any of these regulations is liable on.

Questions

summary conviction of having been guilty of such contravention to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or to both fine and imprisonment. Or if such person is prosecuted upon indictment and convicted, such person is liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both fine and imprisonment. Under regulation 21 of the said regulations, if the Minister of Justice is satisfied that with a view to preventing any particular person from acting in the future in any manner prejudicial to the public safety or the safety of the state it is necessary so to do, he may direct that such person be detained in such place and under such conditions as the Minister of Justice may from time to time determine.

4. Since August 5th, 1940.

5. Yes.

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CENSORS

LIB

Mr. ISNOR:

Liberal

1. How many censors are employed at each of the following places, (a) Halifax, (b) Montreal,

(c) Toronto, (d) Winnipeg, (e) Vancouver?

2. What is the number of working hours in effect at each of the above places?

3. Has each of the above places a chief censor? If so, give name, age and salary?

Mr. LaFLECHE:

1.

Postal Telegraph Censorship of Censorship Censorship Publications

Halifax .. 31 15 1Montreal . 14 27 2Toronto .. 11 8 2Winnipeg . 3 1 0Vancouver 60 8 22. Postal censorship: 7i- hours per day. Telegraph censorship : These offices i

cept Winnipeg) operate 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The working hours per week vary slightly with the intensity of the particular day and the change-over of shift from week to week. They range from 40-48 hours per week. Senior censors are on call over much longer periods in addition to regular hours at the office.

Censorship of publications: Regional offices are staffed from 12 to 15 hours a day depending on newspaper and news service requirements, but censors are required to hold themselves available for telephone calls at any time in the 24 hours.

3. Postal censorship: No. General supervision exercised by district director of postal services.

Telegraph censorship: No. The only chief cable or telegraph censor is located in Ottawa.

Censorship of publications: No. Chief censors are stationed in Ottawa.

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ROOT AND VEGETABLE SEED

CCF

Mr. WRIGHT:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What was the total amount of money paid to the various provinces under P.C. 1/4937 for the production of root and vegetable seed?

2. Were grants made to individual growers and to seed houses?

3. If so, to whom, for what amounts, and for what varieties of seeds?

4. What is the proposed distribution by provinces of the grant under P.C. 1/1050?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The following amounts were paid to the growers of root and vegetable seeds in the * various provinces; British Columbia, $296.60; Ontario $223.24; Quebec $95.18.

2. No.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. No money is paid as grants under these orders in council. Under the authority of the orders, growers grow seeds of specified kinds under contract at a guaranteed price which is below current market price. Growers sell this contract seed in Canada through usual commercial channels, and any surplus not sold in this way is purchased by the government. The object is to assure that sufficient seed of the kinds likely to be in short supply is grown. Comparatively small quantities of seed have had to be purchased by the government to date.

nationalization of breweries

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IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the government to nationalize the breweries of Canada?

2. If so, what are the reasons to justify the government in adopting such a course?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

This question concerns a matter of policy which will be made known in due course.

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INTERNMENT-ERNST HANFSTAENGL

NAT

Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

At whose request, by whose authority and under what conditions, was Ernst Hanfstaengl released from a Canadian civil internment camp and transferred to the custody of the United States, and was the assent of the British government obtained before this prisoner W'as transferred?

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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I would point out to my hon. friend that other allied governments are interested in this matter. It has been carefully considered and the conclusion has been come to that it is not in the public interest, at least at the present time, to give the information asked for.

Questions

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YARROW SHIPYARDS-FRIGATES

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Are the "frigates" under construction in the Yarrow shipbuilding yards at Victoria being built on the cost-plus contract system?

2. Is work on the said "frigates" hindered by shortages of material ?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. The contract was placed on a cost basis with a bonus covering reduction of costs under a target estimate on direct labour and material, and also on a time bonus for quick delivery, the total not to exceed a fixed amount per vessel.

2. There has been no hold-up in the work of the shipyard due to shortages of material. The schedule of work was arranged to conform to the delivery of components to the shipyard.

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March 1, 1943